Newberry Library
Advertising and magazine art (some original), correspondence, speech texts, photos, greeting cards, brochures, booklets, other printed ephemera, and 2 sound discs -- Material documents Elmer Jacobs' career as a free-lance illustrator and designer from the 1920's through the 1970's. Although there is relatively little correspondence, there are significant exchanges with Chicago artist Dale Nichols and designer Hal Higdon. The sound discs contain a 1951 radio interview with Jacobs
Newberry Library
Diaries, notes, original manuscripts of writings, design art, correspondence, personal and financial records, printed ephemera, and type specimens from the collection of Robert Hunter Middleton -- There are extensive files relating to the Ludlow Typograph Co., Middleton's longtime employer; to Cherryburn Press and Apprentice House, his private imprints; to the Society of Typographic Arts, and to other organizations. The extensive correspondence files include particularly significant exchanges with artists Egdon Margo and Paul Standard; printers Paul Duensing, Joseph Graves, Victor and Caroline Hammer, and Giovanni Mardersteig; and designers John Dreyfus, James Mangan, Leslie Sprunger, and Gordon Williams. Examples of Middleton's work are to be found in the cataloged collection. Related materials are in the Newberry Archives, the Caxton Club Archives, the Ernst F. Detterer Papers, the Douglas McMurtrie Papers, the Raymond F. DaBoll Papers, and the James Hayes Papers. Books and ephemera ... Read More
Newberry Library
Miscellany of printed samples of calligraphy created by Raymond F. DaBoll between 1937 and 1982, from the collection of calligrapher James Hayes -- Much of Daboll's career was spent in Chicago, where he worked as the designer or art director for advertising agencies, printers, commercial art studios, and design and typography firms. When he and his wife moved to Newark, Arkansas in 1952, he continued his design and calligraphy work on a freelance basis from his studio there. Materials collected by Hayes include DaBoll's typographic and calligraphic design brochures for his business; samples of work he had done for companies, universities, and printers; birth announcements; Christmas cards; invitations; newspaper advertisements; exhibit announcements; calendars; and bookmarks. Hayes also collected articles by and about DaBoll from journals such as American artist (March 1952), Inland printer (Oct. 1950), the Rochester Institute of Technology alumni news & views (Sept. 1969), and the ... Read More
Getty Research Institute
Audio recording and accompanying brochure for "Ettore Sotsass in Conversation," an appearance by the Italian architect and designer, March 14, 2006 at the Getty Center
Columbia University
A collection of twenty-nine letters written by and relating to Ericsson. Twenty-three of the letters were written by John Bourne from London. The material all relates to Ericsson's designs for naval engines, their patenting, and execution
University of Southern Mississippi - Cook Library
The collection contains illustrations, mostly stencil work, for Autumn farming with Janet by Ola H. Meredith (1954); Big wheels rolling by Eugenia Stone (1942); A child's Christmas by Beryl Joyner (1955); The funny little boy by Dorothy Walter Baruch (1936); Happy songs for children by Gracia Caines (1947); and Vacation time by Lue Alice Keller (1954). Also contains dolls, designs and other craft projects
University of California, Berkeley
This collection documents the personal and professional relationship between artist Irv Koons and author David Dodge. Includes correspondence from Dodge to Koons and sketches, drawings (pencil and pen-and-ink), and proofs of illustrations made primarily for Dodge's travel books. The bulk of the illustrations are for Dodge's The Poor Man's Guide to Europe, published in 1953, including several iterations of the cover featuring an earlier title, "Europe on the Half Shell." Also includes documents from Koons' memorial service held September 12, 2017 and a selection of his artwork, most produced as holiday greeting cards for his friends and clients
The Henry Ford - Benson Ford Research Center
The records are comprised of three series. The Harley Earl Associates series, 1945-1991 (bulk 1945-1964) (13.6 cubic ft., 1 oversize box and 1 oversize folder), includes administrative material such as marketing and employee documentation, along with project records. Project records include design work for 3M, Alcoa, Argus, Bissell, U.S. Rubber, Nabisco along with many others. The Walter B. Ford Design Associates series, 1952-1953 (0.4 cubic ft.) is slight as it is comprised of material for only one project. The Ford Rotunda renovation, 1952-1953 includes, however, the significant design of a geodesic dome over the central court by R. Buckminster Fuller and Associates. This was the first commercial application of Fuller's dome. The Ford & Earl Design Associates series, 1966-1999 (2.4 cubic ft., 14 oversize boxes and 1 oversize folder) include design concepts, photographs, negatives, and design drawings for a wide variety of products such as housewares, cameras, writing implements, ... Read More
Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
Collection consists of watercolor and ink drawings of mantels and many furniture forms; drawings of wood panels of elevator cabs; various art and design periodicals, dating from the 1880s and early 1890s, whose contents probably inspired Chapman's designs; and photographs